Learners are starting to catch on to the idea that quality learning isn’t achieved through hours and hours of rote learning by memorising unconnected facts.
This article by Scott Young provides some great tips for learning more in less time.
How to Learn More and Study Less
Similar to Scott I discovered some principles of effective learning when I was about 17 which have helped me learn things in a highly efficient and effective manner. These techniques have been refined over the past 20 years to the point where learning something new can be quite effortless.
I highly recommend anyone serious about their future prospects to take a little time out to discover more about what learning really is and how you can do it better. Ask someone who is good at learning how they do it.